NEW DELHI: A GoAir aircraft en route to Hyderabad was on Friday forced to return to New Delhi after its engine developed problems midair. The aircraft, an A320 Neo, currently in use with several airlines in India, has been experiencing engine problems since the beginning of the year.
GoAir flight G8 423 had to return to New Delhi after its engines started vibrating strongly midair.
GoAir, has not mentioned the exact reason behind the vibration in the engine on Friday.
It said the aircraft returned and made a normal landing. It had 90 passengers on board, the airline said in a statement adding that there was suspected technical glitch in the aircraft.
The airline further said that after normal landing, the passengers were accommodated in another aircraft by a ramp-to-ramp transfer. “Post inspection and investigation, the aircraft has been declared serviceable and operational,” it added.
On February 24, a GoAir aircraft had suffered an in-flight shutdown just after takeoff from Leh.
In March, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had grounded several aircraft operating for GoAir and IndiGo which had engines of a specific serial number manufactured by Pratt & Whitney.
The same problem surfaced in August when two more aircraft of the airline were grounded. Earlier in the year, the European Aviation Safety Agency had grounded aircraft with engines of the same serial number.